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Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Julie Ortega
March 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In its 100th season, the Chico State men's basketball team has made the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in a row. The Wildcats' success this season has set the team's bar high for expectations. Before clinching a spot in the playoffs, the team went on a 10-game winning streak — one of the longest since 2...

‘Cats split weekend series

‘Cats split weekend series

Dylan Wakefield
March 7, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

After breezing past San Francisco State on Friday in the series openers, the ‘Cats offense struggled against the refurbished Gator defense who held them to only four runs for the day. Game 1 Chico State threw the first punch in their Saturday morning duel with junior Ashley Huff scoring from third-b...

Wildcats fall against winless Gators

Lars Gustafson
February 26, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team lost 61-53 in a tough game against the San Francisco State on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored first with a three-pointer and had the first lead of the game, but the Gators went on a 28-6 run. San Francisco State took the lead and held it for the rest ...

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Breanna Barnard
February 20, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Time for some victory. The Chico State women's basketball season is coming to an end with only four games remaining this season. The 'Cats have dealt with ups and downs, racking up 14 losses and eight wins. They don't have many more chances to snag some wins and qualify for the Division II playoffs. ...

Wildcat golf swings back into action

Wildcat golf swings back into action

Matthew Vislosky
February 18, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team will be getting back into the swing of things on Feb. 23 in Austin, Texas. After coming off its best finish in the fall at third place, keeping that momentum up can be a struggle. But this time it is a little different, said Nick Green, the team's head coach. "Luckily this semester as opposed to last, we were ...

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Kevin Lucena
February 17, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

Led by All-American golfers Alistair Docherty, Justin Wiles and Lee Gearhart, the Chico State men's golf team is eager to get back on the links. Last semester, the team competed in five tournaments, picking up a pair of individual and team titles along the way. The 'Cats finished the semester ranked second in the na...

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Breanna Barnard
February 8, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Track and field

Runners on your mark. Get set. Bang. The switch over from cross-country to track and field season is quickly creeping up. With both the Wildcat men's and women's cross-country teams placing in the NCAA Championships this past fall, the 'Cats are ready to bring their energy into track and...

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Julie Ortega
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats defeated UC San Diego on Friday night to end their losing streak, finishing the game with a final score of 76-70. Junior guard Chanelle Di Croce scored the first 3-pointer of the night for the Wildcats. Di Croce was also one of the four top scorers of the night finishing the game with 10 points.Midway into the first half Chico State lead UC San Diego by 12 points. The Wildcats were...

Senior players lead Wildcats on playoff pursuit

Senior players lead Wildcats on playoff pursuit

Lars Gustafson
February 4, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guards Hannah Womack and Annie Ward have made the sound of the net swooshing a common occurrence in Acker Gym. According to Ward, her relationship with Womack started when Womack transferred from New Mexico State in 2012. “Since we have played together for so long, we know where each other (is at on the court)," Ward ...

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

Matthew Vislosky
February 1, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

For first-year forward Isaiah Ellis, basketball was the first sport he played and it turned out to be the only one he wanted to be a part of.Ellis grew up watching basketball and following his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, and credits his aunt with getting him started in the sport. "My aunt got me int...

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Lars Gustafson
January 25, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a tough loss against Cal State East Bay, the Chico State women’s basketball team rebounded and beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 68-53 in Monterey on Saturday night. Both junior forward Brooke Bowen and senior guard Annie Ward had a career night leading the team with 19 points each. Ward went...

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Matthew Vislosky
January 24, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team failed to extend its winning streak to three on Friday, losing to Cal State East Bay with a final score of 75-56.Cal State East Bay brought the offensive pressure from the start, jumping out to a 9-1 lead within the first three minutes of the game. Chico State's senior guard...

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